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Johnson Controls unveils exacqVision Cloud Drive storage to store and search surveillance video in the cloud

Johnson Controls has introduced exacqVision Cloud Drive storage, an untethered way for customers to easily store, access and search critical surveillance video in the cloud. As a pioneer in video solutions, Exacq recognises that many customers are turning to cloud solutions to provide an offsite copy of video that ensures protection against natural disasters, theft and other events while reducing capital expenses and increasing accessibility. Allocating storage across multiple cameras exacqVis...

Johnson Controls unveils exacqVision v9.8 video management solution with exacqVision Cloud Drive storage

Johnson Controls has introduced exacqVision video management system (9.8), which includes several new enhancements that improves users’ ability to store, analyse and search for video. exacqVision 9.8 VMS Most notably, the release supports exacqVision Cloud Drive storage, a subscription-based solution which provides an easy way to store, access, and search critical surveillance video in the cloud. exacqVision Cloud Drive storage helps security and IT teams lower their Total Cost of Owners...

Top ten security industry mergers and acquisitions of 2018

Consolidation persisted in the physical security industry in 2018, and big companies such as Motorola, Canon and UTC continued to make moves. Also among the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) news in 2018 was a high-profile bankruptcy (that ended well), continuing consolidation in the integrator market, and the creation of a new entity called “LenelS2.” Here’s a look at the Top 10 M&A stories in 2018: 1. Motorola acquires Avigilon Motorola Solutions announced in Februar...

Johnson Controls announces partnership with Civic Technologies to enhance visitor management system

Johnson Controls announces that it has partnered with Civic Technologies, the global digital identity leader. Johnson Controls will integrate the Civic Secure ID Platform (SIP) with C-CURE 9000 Security and Event Management Systems from Software House to provide visitor management with greater data privacy and protection, enabling building visitors to securely present their verifiable identity using the Civic App. This partnership will enable properties secured by C-CURE 9000 a more convenient...

Johnson Controls unveils Metasys 10.0 building automation system to deliver unified building management solutions

Johnson Controls announces the release of Metasys 10.0, designed to deliver more unified building management. This latest Metasys release provides facility personnel with smarter building automation, faster responses to critical alarms and new integrations with fire detection, security and lighting systems – all with visibility from a single common interface. Metasys 10.0 integrations Metasys 10.0 introduces a new and improved set of integrations. These include new integrations with C&mi...

Johnson Controls announces Frontline Security Solutions as winner of the 2018 C-CURE Partner of the Year Award

Frontline Security Solutions has won the 2018 C-CURE Partner of the Year Award. The award was presented to Chris Masters, Director of Frontline Security Solutions, by Gordon Morrison, GB Sales Director for the Tyco access control and video brands, at the C-CURE Enterprise Partner Appreciation Dinner which took place on 28th November at Boisdale of Canary Wharf. It was also announced at the dinner, which was attended by representatives from many of the UK’s leading security system integrat...

What is the most important function of a CCTV system?

In the simplest terms, video systems capture and record video. But supporting these basic operations are a growing number of other functions that expand usefulness and the ability to interact with related elements in a larger system. As video system functionality expands, we asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What is the most important function of a CCTV system and why?

Johnson Controls installs Software House’s C-CURE 9000 security platform at YMCA facility in Florida

Johnson Controls has announced that the Dr. P. Phillips YMCA has installed Software House’s C-CURE 9000 security and event management platform as part of a comprehensive visitor management system designed to increase security by verifying member identity and restricting access of non-members. Dr. P. Phillips’ YMCA, located in Doctor Phillips, Fla., is the largest of 27 facilities that are part of The YMCA of Central Florida. This single location serves 11,000 active members. The fac...

Johnson upgrades Illustra IR PTZ camera with enhanced zoom and low light capabilities

Johnson Controls developed the competitive Illustra IR PTZ camera with powerful zoom and control capabilities to handle even the most challenging lighting conditions. Illustra Flex IR PTZ indoor and outdoor cameras feature a 30x optical and 12x digital magnification to effectively resolve scene details at up to 1000 feet. The powerful IR illuminators on the outdoor model allow for a night scene illumination of up to 150m. Packaged in a bubble-free, environmentally sealed, and vandal-resistant d...

Johnson Controls’ exacqVision v9.6 offers impactful insight on VMS data, recording features and software integrations

Johnson Controls has introduced exacqVision video management system (9.6), which empowers users to gain unprecedented insight into their VMS data, while leveraging powerful integrations and essential recording features during network loss. exacqVision VMS 9.6 With massive amounts of data continuously being generated by security cameras, access control, intrusion systems and other integrations, exacqVision 9.6 lets users analyse their data to make better business decisions. For example, securit...

What are the challenges of AI for physical security?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a current buzzword in the physical security market – and the subject of considerable hype. However, AI sometimes get negative press, too, including dire warnings of its potential and eventual impact from some of our most prominent technology thinkers. We decided to take the issue to our Expert Panel Roundtable with this week’s question: What are the negative impacts and/or new challenges of AI for physical security?

What new video technologies can help overcome privacy concerns?

There is no expectation of privacy in a public space. That’s the premise on which most video surveillance applications are justified. But new concerns about privacy, specifically the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in Europe, are changing expectations. And what if a camera must be positioned where a private area happens to be within its range? Fortunately, there are technology approaches to solving these dilemmas, as our Expert Panellists explain. We asked: What new technologies...